Raw Materials: Face-to-Face Art Practice Portraits, with Hojin Osho

Northeast USA  

September 28, 2013
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Zen Center of New York City

What is a face? When we look in the mirror, what do we see? Human faces fill our lives: we recognize each other by our faces and express our every emotion through them, but how many of us have truly plumbed the mystery of a face?

In this retreat, working with drawing materials and watercolors, we will move deeply into seeing faces, going beyond our usual critique and superficial observations. We’ll let ourselves fall in love with the crevasses, wrinkles, and creases that life has etched into our skin. Deep study of our own face and the faces of others can cultivate our sense of amazement and give us a way to enter the mystery of who we are.

This is a courageous practice. Whether we are the one being studied, or carefully scrutinizing another, we will find challenges. It is a pratice to take an unadorned, raw look at our mind and how we perceive self and others. Can we attend to our human faces with care and wonder?

If you have a small hand mirror, please bring it.

About the Instructor: Hojin Osho has been in residence at Zen Mountain Monastery since 1991 and is the Training Coordinator there. Before entering monastic training, Hojin was a painter and ceramic artist, teaching and working out of her own studio. Hojin Osho studied with Daido Roshi until his passing, completing her training with Shugen Sensei. She received the priestly transmission from Shugen Sensei in 2012.

Cost: $75 (MRO Students: $65)

For more information, or to register:
Raw Materials with Hojin Osho
Zen Center of New York City
500 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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